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  1. ForkHorn

    Spotter Upgrade?

    For the Meopta S2 guys... Which eyepiece did you go with? 20-70 vs 20-60 WA?
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    Navajo Nation Elk Hunt?

    I know guys that have archery hunted it and went a full week without seeing an elk. Limited scouting though. My understanding is that the elk are in pockets. Some units are much easier than others to find them, and the nation guides have a tight leash on the pockets of elk making competition sometimes tough. Their experience has deterred me from applying. It's a long drive and a decent enough chunk of change for the tag that I haven't worked up the courage. Hopefully you hear something more encouraging from others
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    Which Scope? Backpacking rifle

    Leupold vx3i CDS 4.5- 14.5 is right around 14.5 ounces. About as light as you're gonna get for that magnification. Also has an moa elevation turret. For a bunch more money that Swaro looks to be perfect for not much more weight
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    FAST .224's for Coues

    And less kick, powder, in a short action. Not to mention the 115 berger is about as good of a BC as possible currently in the .257. Thats middle of the pack in current .224 bullets. I love the .257 weatherby and it is certainly more versatile for other big game species, but I think this concept is extremely valid for our little Coues deer.
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    FAST .224's for Coues

    Why has the ship sailed? Heavier bullets that don't get pushed around in the wind as much?
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    FAST .224's for Coues

    Think mountain gun with no turrets, and the best maximum point blank range possible. IE flat Lazer beam shooting. It sounds very possible and pretty awesome based off what these guys are saying
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    FAST .224's for Coues

    Casey, the biggest why is because I have a model 7 action to build off of. As far as I know this concept is the best thing going in a short action/model 7. The end goal is a lightweight gun.
  9. What experience is out there with FAST (3400+) .224 caliber heavy ish (70 to 80gr) bullet performance on Coues? I'm looking at building a 22 creedmoor, 22-250AI or 22-243AI twisted fast enough to run the heavier bullets. This would be a Coues only gun. The idea of a flat shooting, light recoiling, Lazer beam of a round intrigues the heck out of me. Speed kills in my experience.
  10. 108" ish. 105 frame and tine length with some kickers and a little extra mass. Awesome buck regardless of the score.
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    Spotting Scopes (Price Drop)

    Thanks I'll check that out. Anyone with a 65mm razor spotter interested in a deal?
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    Spotting Scopes (Price Drop)

    Price drop again. Someone make an offer or a trade for a 65mm spotter or a smaller 80mm spotter. Can meet at Bass pro or Sportsman's in Mesa. I really like the Viper HD 85mm. It's a bummer it doesn't fit in my pack pocket. The Opticron is also super nice and lightweight but I just don't have the need for a 50mm spotter.
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    Spotting Scopes (Price Drop)

    Bump. Should have mentioned that I can meet at the Bass pro or Sportsman's in Mesa